Living History: Connecting to Heritage, Part I

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In a recent post, I posed a question that is central to this series: why is living history important? My initial answer dealt with the need to communicate the facts and concepts of… Continue reading

Ancient Scourge/Modern Crises

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Before the Zika crisis and before Ebola, West Nile Virus, or even Yellow Fever, mosquitoes brought Malaria. We just didn’t know it. Malaria is an old scourge. Chinese writings as old as 2700… Continue reading

The Real First Female to Run for President–Victoria Woodhull

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Now that the run for the highest office in America is upon us, one might think the result will be unique, regardless if you support Trump or Clinton. A businessman with no political… Continue reading

Living History: Frontier Culture Museum (Staunton, VA)

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In this second post in the Living History series, we move from Tidewater Virginia to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians on… Continue reading

Diversity in Upper Canada

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My grandmother is Ojibwa, my father was French, and my husband was a Scot. You can despise whichever one of those your English heart chooses, or all of them, but I am not… Continue reading

The Female Paul Revere

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A few weeks ago, I posted an article on Paul Revere, which stimulated a considerable amount of conversation about him on various Facebook pages, among other places. One comment really caught my eye,… Continue reading

Living History: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

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Today, I am introducing a new series on History Imagined that surely gets to the heart of this blog and historical fiction in general, the desire to make the past come alive. While… Continue reading

Sails to Steam

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You’ve seen it all, you’ve seen it all. Watch the men who rode you, Switch from sails to steam. And in your belly you hold the treasure that few have ever seen, most… Continue reading

Paul Revere–Silversmith, Soldier, Spy

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Listen my children and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; Hardly a man is now alive Who remembers that famous day and… Continue reading

Travels Through Historical Fiction: The White Lady

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If readers saw the film version of The English Patient, they may remember that the opening scene showed the main characters in a desert cave marveling at drawings depicting humans and animals painted… Continue reading